Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients


Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION® ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

44 music students worldwide will receive scholarships to help finance their education

MIAMI (JULY 9, 2020) — The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today the recipients of its annual Gifted Tuition Scholarships and Tuition Assistance Scholarships, that will allow 43 talented students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to pursue an education at some of the most prestigious musical institutions in the world. The recipients join the winner of the Julio Iglesias Scholarship, Mar Giménez Marín, who was awarded the Prodigy Scholarship last month to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston.Since its establishment six years ago, the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has allocated more than $5 million in scholarships, grants, musical instruments and educational events throughout the United States and Ibero-America.

“We are extremely happy to bestow these scholarships to music students from all over the world who feel the same passion for Latin music and culture that we do,” said Manolo Díaz, Senior Vice President of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation. “As we continue to work hard to accomplish our mission, we are grateful that we are able to provide support for the next generation of music makers thanks to our generous donors.”

Gifted Tuition Scholarship Recipients

The following three students will each receive the Gifted Tuition Scholarship, with a maximum value of $100,000, which will support a portion of the tuition costs for the university or college of their choice:

  • María Bustos, flutist from Venezuela
  • Diana Valero, pianist from Venezuela
  • Aitana Poey Rodríguez, saxophonist from Cuba

Tuition Assistance Scholarship Recipients

In addition, the following 40 students will each receive the Tuition Assistance Scholarship, a one-time scholarship with a maximum value of $10,000 toward the tuition costs for the university or college of their choice:

Recipient Principal Instrument Country of Origin College/University
Luis Anselmi Venezuelan Cuatro Venezuela Humber College, Canada
José Alberto Aponte Trujillo Violin Mexico University of Houston, Texas
Cristian Ávila Guitar Ecuador Berklee College of Music, Boston
Daniel Ávila Electric Guitar Colombia Berklee College of Music, Boston
Rafael Beck d’Ávila Mello Flute Brazil Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil
Santiago Bertel Piano Colombia Berklee College of Music, Boston
Ruvit Bracho Márquez Violin Venezuela Stetson University, Dilan, Florida
Jimena Caballero Voice Mexico Berklee College of Music, Boston
Bianca Cabili Upright Bass Argentina Berklee College of Music, Boston
Gabriel Chakarji Piano Venezuela Manhattan School of Music, New York
Herbert de Lima Saxophone Brazil Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil
Arthur de Souza Lima Scarpini Guitar Brazil Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil
Estefane de Souza Santos Trumpet Brazil Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil
Daniel Duarte Piano Dominican Republic Berklee College of Music, Boston
Maurizio Fiore Acoustic Guitar Venezuela Longy School of Music of Bard College, Boston
Samuel Frois Violin Brazil The New School, New York
Francisco Garrido Guitar Venezuela The New School, New York
Facundo Goycoa Guitar Argentina Berklee College of Music, Boston
Marco Grispo Guitar Argentina The New School, New York
Alejandro Guillén Piano Venezuela Montclair State University, New Jersey
Sofía Hernández Voice Peru Berklee College of Music, Boston
Álvaro Huancahuari Saxophone Peru Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil
Raúl Marcano Clarinet Venezuela University of North Texas, Denton
Sebastián Marino Alto Saxophone Puerto Rico Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico
Eduardo Mendoza Saxophone Bolivia Northern State University, South Dakota
Pablo Muñoz Guitar Colombia Berklee College of Music, Boston
Gabriel Nieves Flute Mexico Conservatorio de las Rosas, Mexico
Marcin Patrzalek Guitar Poland Berklee College of Music, Boston
Rubén Portillo Classical Guitar Paraguay Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, Baltimore
Ana Carmela Ramírez Contramaestre Voice Venezuela The New School, New York
Isaac Romagosa Guitar Spain Berklee College of Music, Boston
Oscar Rojas Piano Mexico Berklee College of Music, Boston
Juan Felipe Rojas Triana Voice Colombia Full Sail, Orlando, Florida
Orlando Salazar Oboe Venezuela Longy School of Music of Bard College, Boston
Juan Sebastián Sánchez Duque Percussion Colombia Berklee College of Music, Boston
João Semedo Vibraphone Portugal Berklee College of Music, Boston
Cristian Tamblay Drum Set Chile Berklee College of Music, Boston
Daniel Tenes de Oliveira Drum Set Brazil Faculdade e Conservatório Souza Lima, Brazil
Alonso Umaña Drum Set Mexico The City College of New York
Ángela Varo Moreno Violin Spain Berklee College of Music, Boston

The scholarship recipients were carefully selected by the Latin GRAMMY Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, which is tasked with meticulously evaluating a large and highly competitive pool of aspiring musicians based on a variety of skills and rigorous policies developed by the Latin GRAMMY Foundation. Additionally, the recipients of the Gifted Tuition Scholarship and the Julio Iglesias Scholarship are required to maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and meet the standards of academic excellence set forth by the Latin GRAMMY Foundation and their respective institutions in order to qualify for renewal during their college tenure, which is assessed each semester.

ABOUT THE LATIN GRAMMY CULTURAL FOUNDATION:
The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® was established by The Latin Recording Academy® to promote international awareness and appreciation for the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the world’s culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy and heritage. The Foundation’s primary charitable focus is to provide scholarships to students with financial needs who interested in pursuing a career in Latin music, as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. Take action in supporting our mission by donating today via our Facebook page. For additional information, please visit us at latingrammyculturalfoundation.com. For the latest news and exclusive content, follow us at @latingrammyfdn on Twitter and Instagram, and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.

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